American Geographical Society Library



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Cartographic collection

The AGSL collection includes over 120 globes, most on permanent display. Several globes are of historical value, including a 1613 Hondius globe and an 1831 matched pair of Wilson globes, plus a variety of thematic, special purpose, lunar, planetary and celestial globes. The largest and most spectacular is a rare example of the fifty inch “President’s globe,” produced by the OSS during World War II for President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill.




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